Since 2005, we have produced our sparkling Syrah known as Ruby Cuvée. The base wine is lush and fruity with intense berry aromas and flavors, while negating any bitterness or astringency issues. This base wine then undergoes a secondary fermentation to create the bubbles and make a sparkling wine. Every year, as we send the cuvée into the sparkling room for secondary fermentation, we taste the base wine and say to ourselves,”We should just bottle this! It’s a lip-smacking good time!” Well, our day has come and the time is here! The 2019 vintage was plentiful enough that we could do both, and now Ruby Cuvée Tranquille is here. Bright, crisp acidity is surrounded with all the natural sweetness from the grapes, while the varietal character is up front with intense, farm fresh berry notes. The color is a lively shade of magenta, and no matter how you serve it, the Tranquille is the real deal! Enjoy by itself, over ice, or with a lime and a splash of vodka (it’s a Cape Syrah!). This is one wine that knows how to have a good time.